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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 11/22

Fred Jackson returned from a concussion at practice yesterday and several members of the team spoke with the media. It adds up to a great collection of Bills links. Happy Thanksgiving!

Jared Wickerham

Bills make practice squad move -
"Lloyd entered the NFL as a seventh-round (237th overall) draft selection of Philadelphia in 2011. The 6-1, 247-pound Connecticut product spent the first 11 weeks of the 2011 season on the Eagles’ Practice Squad before being promoted to the 53-man roster on Nov. 29th."

Jackson cleared to play, but Spiller to start -
"C.J. will start, but we’re still going to play Fred," said Gailey. "It takes two. It does. So Fred will get quite a few snaps, but C.J. will start and get the majority of the snaps."

Linda Gilmore "impressed" during her first Bills game
"Stephon’s mother, Linda Gilmore made her first trip to Ralph Wilson Stadium for the Buffalo Bills Thursday prime time divisional game vs. the Miami Dolphins. She was impressed upon her Buffalo arrival."

McKelvin named AFC Specs Player of the Week -
"In his fifth season from Troy, this is McKelvin’s first career Special Teams Player of the Week Award. He is the first Bills player to win Special Teams Player of the Week since Rian Lindell in 2011 (Week 3) and the first return man to win the award since C.J. Spiller in 2010 (Week 3)."

Chan Gailey: "We were more consistent last week" -
Read Chan Gailey's entire extensive interview with the Buffalo media here. Lots of ground covered.

Ryan Fitzpatrick: "We are playing for our playoff lives" -
"Our next game against a team that is ahead of us in the standings right now. We always talk about division games being two-for games and all of that but you can really put this in the same category."

Fred Jackson: "I have been given the green light" -
"It is just a game; you got a life after it, after this game, which you have to think of. We are always going to take the most cautious road possible and as of right now all lights are green for me to go there and play."

C.J. Spiller: "I will be ready to go come Sunday" -
The Bills running back talks about the return of Fred Jackson and the rotation between the two.

Bills 'D' wary of Colts big play ability -
"They’re a team that likes to hit big plays," said Mario Williams. "Whenever they throw the ball a lot of times its deep and they’re getting huge chunks of yardage and being able to put points on the board."

Bills Roundup: Spiller Named Starter - VIDEO -
"Head Coach Chan Gailey named C.J. Spiller the starter at running back, Fred Jackson and Chris Kelsay return to practice, and Leodis McKelvin is named AFC Special Teams player of the week."

"What's the Word" with George Wilson - VIDEO -
"This week George heads to the Northwest Buffalo Community Center to give out Thanksgiving dinners to 150 needy families and to spread some cheer this holiday season."

Ryan Fitzpatrick Wednesday Press Conference - VIDEO -
"Bills quarterback talks about preparing for the Colts, the return of Fred Jackson and the recent play in the red zone."

Chan Gailey Wednesday Press Conference - VIDEO -
"Bills head coach Chan Gailey talks to the media about what Fred Jackson's return means to the run game and how this game against the Colts really counts as two."

C.J. Spiller Wednesday Press Conference - VIDEO -
"Bills running back C.J. Spiller addresses the balance in the backfield with Fred Jackson returning and how willing he is to accept a heavier work-load."

Fred Jackson Wednesday Press Conference - VIDEO -
"The Bills running back talks about getting back to practice after his injury, his role in the offense this week and preparing for the Colts. "

Inside The Bills | Kelsay to practice fully
Kelsay: "I’ll go out and have a full practice today. So I’m not expecting to being limited and just go about practice like I did before the injury."

Inside The Bills | McIntyre update
"Corey’s knee flared up," said Gailey. "He’s been working with it off and on, but he’ll be fine it looks like for the game. We might have to rest him again tomorrow."

Inside The Bills | CB Brooks heads to dentist
"Brooks was not here," said Gailey. "He had emergency dental surgery. He’ll hopefully be back in the next day or so."

Inside The Bills | LB Bryan Scott says defense "on right path"
"I cannot tell you why it took ten games," Scott said. "If you had told me before the season, it would take you guys ten games to come together and play at a high level, I would have said no way."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Jackson Is Cleared, Spiller Will Start.
Paul Hamilton updates the comings and goings from Bills practice.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - HAMILTON: A Game That Means Something For The Bills At Thanksgiving
"The kid has had some great moments at quarterback and being a rookie of course has had some growing pains. His rating is 28th in the NFL while Ryan Fitzpatrick is 15th. Luck has 12 touchdowns and 12 interceptions while Fitzpatrick has 17 TD’s and 10 picks. Luck has only completed 57% of his passes."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Looking For Bills QB Of The Future
Howard Simon scouts the University of Tennessee's Tyler Bray and Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib.

Poll: AFC East wild card? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Buffalo is leading the vote by a healthy margin.

Colts Re-Sign TE Dominque Jones, Still Very Thin At WR And CB - Stampede Blue
"The Colts have brought back the first-year tight end for reasons that don't seem to make much sense."

Bills vs. Colts: Fred Jackson Back, But C.J. Spiller Will Start - Buffalo Rumblings
"Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson (concussion) is set to return to the lineup, but he may be playing second fiddle to C.J. Spiller for a while longer."

Bills vs. Colts: Andrew Luck A Different Player In Lucas Oil Stadium - Buffalo Rumblings
"The Buffalo Bills (4-6) have the unfortunate task of playing Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts (6-4) at home, where the rookie and the team have been excellent this season."

Buffalo Rumblings Podcast: Bills vs. Colts Preview, Bills/Dolphins Review - Buffalo Rumblings
"It's that time of the week again: the Buffalo Rumblings Podcast is back to review the Buffalo Bills' 19-14 win over the Miami Dolphins and preview this Sunday's must-win game against the Indianapolis Colts."

Are Bills Fans Dangerous? - Buffalo Rumblings
"Buffalo Bills fans' dangerous behavior is under the microscope after several incidents at the Thursday Night Football game."

Bills' Glenn tackles tough assignments - Buffalo News
Cordy Glenn talks about going against a great player every week as the team's left tackle.

Jackson returning; Spiller to start - Buffalo News
"They did everything they had to in order to get me cleared," Jackson said before practice. "It is a good feeling to get back out there with my teammates and try to get this thing started."

Bills return specialist accused of unsportsmanlike conduct on plane flight - Buffalo News
"The flight crew contacted the NFTA, which operates the airport, and asked police to meet McKelvin at the gate upon arriving in Buffalo to issue him a Notice of Violation for interfering with a flight crew, which they did. The violation carries with it a $75 fine."

Buffalo Bills' red zone problems a focus on both sides - Democrat and Chronicle
The Bills have been lackluster the last few weeks inside the red zone on offense and defense.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We hope you get to do what you enjoy.